Broken River

Broken River

Earthquake damage Medway Bridge
Medway footbridge over the Avon River. Photo: Martin Luff (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Days after the city of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, This Way Up's presenter Simon Morton traverses the city using the Avon River as his route.

Travelling on a bicycle from the source of the Avon in the West to Heathcote Estuary in the East, where the Avon meets the Pacific, everyone has a story to tell.


Broken River - extended version

Days after the city of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, This Way Up's presenter Simon Morton traverses the city using the Avon River as his route. Travelling on a bicycle from the source of the Avon in the West to Heathcote Estuary in the East, where the Avon meets the Pacific, everyone has a story to tell.


Broken River revisited

A year after the city of Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, Simon Morton revisits the Avon River to see how life's going on along it and in it.